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formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies we're providing and we're pursuing. at the end of the day, i'm going to go in and be me. >> reporter: we already know where the candidates will be the morning after wednesday's debate. on thursday, romney and ryan will be in virginia. president obama is remaining in colorado for an event there. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the boy scouts of america will inform the police and sheriff's offices of the boys who worked in their ranks. the organization has been keeping information for decades. they have been orders to release the files from 1965 to 1985. now a spokesman for
series. john races here and is one of the skippers. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you were out yesterday for the practice. what were the conditions like? >> obviously san fran is in a heat wave at the moment. >> reporter: that is not always ideal for sailing? >> no. the winds tend to lift when it is this hot in the city. yesterday we were out on the big boat. >> reporter: you are competing in the america's cup next summer. this is the 45 right now. these have a top speed of 30 knots. how fast can you get them? >> we will be up there in the 30s. maybe a bit more. we have a good breeze forecast today. unfortunately for everyone, the heat is coming to a bit of an end. it will start cooling again. >> reporter: you are the bowman on the boat. i think people will be surprised when you are doing this, your heart rate can get as high as 180. what makes it so physical? >> oh, these little boats are powerful. the loads on the sails are up there. we're trying to do everything as fast as we can. you know, there's a lot of winding on the winchels. it is always an unstable platform. you
of political science at santa clara university. >> that's a good question. in 2004, john kerry won the first debate against president bush. and in 1984, reagan stumbled in the first debate against mondale and it didn't seem to hurt them very much. it will be interesting to see as the polls come out in the next week whether or not romney gets a bumping and whether or not it's a lasting bump. there's only a month left before the election and he really needs to get some momentum going. he's been behind obama for the first part of the race. it will be interesting to see if the debate really pushes it. history suggests that it may not. >> for continuing coverage from this debate, go to nbcbayarea.com. we have posted the transcripts of the full debate as well as analysis from political experts. >>> next up, the vice presidential candidates will square off on october 11th. >>> you may have noticed mitt romney last night didn't really have very nice things to say about the bay area's tesla. scott mcgrew, what do you think? >> probably wouldn't survive if it were just starting out. romney calling tes
? >> reporter: good morning to you, john. we're aboard the u.s.s. macon island. tours of this vessel here in san francisco start in just under 24 hours from now. one thing that will strike you is just how large she is. at 850 feet long, she's only a couple hundred feet shorter than an aircra carrier. her flight deck, as you can see, can handle lots of helicopters. it's an assault ship capable of carrying 1,000 sailors and a detachment of 1200 marines. some of whom you just saw. her yeek anemic feature is the well deck. it can be filled with water and slunk slightly so hovers can come and go through the ship's rear. >> the assault ships were designed to be able to put the marines where we need to put them and storm the beach. since that time, they have taken on a whole new mission set for disaster response. the same way that we get the marines to shore, we can get that humanitarian assistance like relief supplies, we can do that. ships like this were used in new orleans after hurricane katrina and in haiti following the big earthquake down there. >> reporter: commissioned in 2009 the macon island
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